«Love, a child, is ever crying», by Lady Mary Wroth

Watch the video, take down notes and answer the questions below.

– Who, would you say, is the persona in the poem? (Persona: voice, «I», in the poem)

– Explain the tone (i.e. the attitude / feelings of the persona) in the text. Check the picture in this post to use suitable language to describe tone.

– What is each stanza about? Summarise each stanza into one sentence.

– Can you identify the theme in the poem?

– Find at least 3 literary devices and explain them.

– In your opinion, which is the most powerful line? Explain why.

– Do you fully agree with the analysis in the video? Why (not)?